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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 3/31/2015

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The Drop

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the legendary PlayStation baseball series. MLB 15 The Show steps up to the plate on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita this week. Baseball fans, rejoice.

In MLB 15 The Show, players are once again treated to one of the most authentic baseball experiences in gaming, with jaw-dropping stadiums and player models, a tremendous collection of modes, and several features that are brand new to the series. San Diego Studio has included licensed equipment to enhance that characteristic authenticity, as well as implement year-to-year saves. The team is also introducing iconic baseball legends from all 30 teams, spanning 70 years of the sport’s history.

And if baseball isn’t your bag, don’t sweat: the highly-anticipated Axiom Verge drops onto PS4 this week. Developed single-handedly by indie designer Tom Happ, this modern interpretation of the Metroidvania is deeply inspired by classic games, but pushed into overdrive with mind-bending puzzles and tons of weapons. If you want a great example of what a single, passionate game developer can do, look no further. Plus, it’s part of Spring Fever with a 10% PS Plus discount at launch. Bonus!

For a full list of games coming to PlayStation this week, read on. And enjoy the Drop!

Anna - Extended Edition
Axiom Verge
Doodle Kingdom
MLB 15 The Show
MX vs. ATV Untamed
Paperbound
Rack N Ruin
R.B.I. Baseball 15
Run Sackboy! Run!
Shadow Tower
TableTop Circket
Toukiden Kiwami
Ultimate Action Triple Pack
Ultimate Stealth Triple Pack
Woah Dave!

New PlayStation Games This Week

Anna — Extended Edition
PS3 — Digital
Set in an abandoned sawmill nestled high in the Italian mountains, Anna challenges the player to uncover horrific clues and use them to solve puzzles related to your character’s dark past. The player’s behavior does not only determine the mental health of the main character but can also change locations and unveil new secrets.
Axiom Verge
PS4 — Digital
This is the action-adventure you’ve been waiting decades for. After a lab accident, a scientist awakens in a mysterious, alien world. Is this a distant planet? The far future? Or a complex, virtual-reality computer simulation? Plumb the recesses of a labyrinthine world to learn its secrets and uncover your role within.
Doodle Kingdom
PS Vita — Digital
It’s time to get MEDIEVAL! From the creators of puzzle games Doodle God & Doodle Devil, comes a fantasy brain-teaser where you can quest as a Dragon Breeder, Warlock and Knight! Daring adventure awaits you in this fantastical fantasy Kingdom where you can breed and raise four different types of Dragons.
MLB 15 The Show
PS4, PS3, PS Vita — Digital, Retail
The 10th edition of the franchise, MLB 15 The Show is a more immersive and exciting baseball experience than ever before with substantial improvements. New features include: year-to-year saves, licensed equipment, baseball legends, and more.
MX vs. ATV Untamed
PS2 Classic — Digital
Cut loose with dirt bikes, monster trucks, and more to perform insane stunts. Become the ultimate off-road champion!
Paperbound
PS4 — Digital
Paperbound is a smash-up brawler from the mind of a former Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare developer that combines platforming, twitchy combat, and gravity redirection in a competitive couch multiplayer setting.
R.B.I. Baseball 15
PS4 — Digital
Featuring fresh game modes, authentic Ballparks, improved animations, and deep stat tracking.
Rack N Ruin
PS4 — Digital
Join Rack on an epic adventure across a world filled with magic and wonder. Then watch in astonishment as Rack befouls, corrupts, slaughters, and brings about a general air of misfortune to everything and everyone he confronts.
Run Sackboy! Run!
PS Vita — Digital
Get ready to run like the wind as Sackboy sets off on a blistering adventure with the nasty Negativitron nipping at his heels. Collect chains of bubbles, find exciting power-ups, and unlock new costumes.
Shadow Tower
PSone Classic — Digital
With his entire home city swallowed by the underworld, Ruus Hardy vows to rescue everyone trapped by the demons. A PSone classic available soon on PlayStation Store.
TableTop Cricket
PS3 — Digital
Find the gaps in the field or just smack the ball out of the stadium, TableTop Cricket is a fast and furious take on cricket that takes you on a world tour with tense matches and challenges aplenty.
Toukiden: Kiwami
PS4, PS Vita — Digital
Go forth and eradicate the epic Oni menace! Toukiden: Kiwami is the sequel to Toukiden, consisting of all the content from the original title plus the addition of various elements and stories. Players take on the role of a Slayer possessing unique abilities, and alongside other Slayers, battle the Oni to save mankind from destruction.
Ultimate Action Triple Pack
PS3 — Digital
Survive the elements and dangers in Tomb Raider, uncover a criminal underground in Sleeping Dogs, or just blow things up in Just Cause 2.
Ultimate Stealth Triple Pack
PS3 — Digital
Sneak and steal in a haunting city cloaked in shadow, witness a strange, bleak future in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, or take down marks with style in Hitman: Absolution.
Woah Dave!
PS4 — Digital
From the folks behind the BIT.TRIP series comes the frantic insanity that is Woah Dave! Help our hero, Dave Lonuts, survive an insane alien invasion and line his pockets with shiny pennies. Hurl alien eggs, skull bombs, and explosive WOAH blocks to stay alive and sky rocket yourself to high score fame and fortune.

Demos and Betas

Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines — PS Vita Demo

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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Ryan Clements said:

March 29th, 9:13 am

AXIOM VERGE.

Mercenary09 said:

March 29th, 9:18 am

Hey Ryan question for you. About a month or so ago you guys had a game called Teslagrad listed on a Drop but it got delayed at the last minute. There has been no news since. Do you know if they game is still planning to release here in the US or not?

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    Ryan Clements said:

    March 29th, 9:20 am

    Hey Mercenary, great question. I don’t have any information on that but I’ll ask around tomorrow. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

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    Ryan Clements said:

    March 30th, 11:21 am

    Hey Mercenary, not sure if you’ll see this but I checked with our developer relations team and they confirmed that Teslagrad is still on the way! Stay tuned.

ATOMS11 said:

March 29th, 9:18 am

Locked and loaded on The Show!

afigueroa said:

March 29th, 9:19 am

Wait a minute!! I thought Axiom Verge was gonna be on the PS4 and the PS Vita. What gives?

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    Ryan Clements said:

    March 29th, 9:22 am

    Axiom Verge is still coming to PS Vita, just at a later time. It will be cross buy, so if you get it on PS4 you’ll get the PS Vita version when it launches.

PiMDx said:

March 29th, 9:19 am

Agreed, Axiom Verge

nirvana31591 said:

March 29th, 9:20 am

MLB 15 and Toukiden. Just bought Bloodborne and FF Type 0. Damn my wallet hurts

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    Ryan Clements said:

    March 29th, 9:22 am

    Give it time to heal! :-D

Mercenary09 said:

March 29th, 9:20 am

@4 Axiom Verge is coming to Vita at a later date that is why it isn’t listed here.

nirvana31591 said:

March 29th, 9:21 am

Do you guys know if Yakuza Zero and Yauza 5 are coming to PS4 in NA?

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    Ryan Clements said:

    March 29th, 9:24 am

    Good question, that might be one for SEGA…

Mercenary09 said:

March 29th, 9:21 am

Thanks Ryan, it was a game that has been out in EU for awhile and one I was looking forward to so I hope you can find something out about it.

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    Ryan Clements said:

    March 29th, 9:25 am

    Yeah, now I’m curious, too, I’ll touch base with our developer relations team tomorrow.

afigueroa said:

March 29th, 9:22 am

Thanks Mercenary09. That’s a relief.

perrandy said:

March 29th, 9:22 am

oreshika demo for me,aside from that i am still waiting for the spotify app to drop to the ps4

BadMexican77 said:

March 29th, 9:23 am

Axiom Verge Looks cool,but please release thos PSone classic games for ps4 already! some more info on Rack N Ruin would be cool never heard of that one.

Superstone said:

March 29th, 9:24 am

Good drop!! Run Sackboy Run finally, wish RBI and Cricket were on Vita. Woah Dave on PS4 cool.

AsahiSeth said:

March 29th, 9:24 am

Nice, Shadow Tower. Fro the Dark Souls/Demon Souls/Bloodborne fans, this is where it all began. I hope this means the King’s field titles are coming soon (and other AgeTec stuff like Evergrace and Forever Kingdom).

Mercenary09 said:

March 29th, 9:25 am

@12 here is a past blog post on Rack N Ruin. The game is great. I’ll be livestreaming it later today.
https://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/01/14/rack-n-ruin-brings-the-apocalypse-to-ps4/

DoninYair said:

March 29th, 9:28 am

Axiom Verge is a must buy for me. Loving the vibes I get from it.

Quick question: Any chance of adding to the drop (or blogcast) what pre-orders are going up each week as well?

Thanks, and keep up the awesome work!

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    Ryan Clements said:

    March 29th, 9:29 am

    What’s up, friend! I can look into pre-orders, but the goal with this post was always new games specifically. Your best bet would be to get that info from the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

    Hope you’re well. ^_^

KazeEternal said:

March 29th, 9:29 am

Yay for Axiom Verge. This has a Vita Cross Buy coming too right? That’s a big sell for me since I’ve been traveling for job interviews a lot lately.

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    Ryan Clements said:

    March 29th, 9:30 am

    Correct, the PS Vita version will come at a later date but it’s cross buy enabled.

Ikusa02 said:

March 29th, 9:31 am

I’ll be sure to try out the Oreshika demo sometime and maybe the Toukiden one that was released a while ago :) Run Sackboy could be fun too ^_^

As for games that were meant to come out on Vita along with the PS4 versions, pretty much all of the games that have been announced for both the PS4 and Vita have had their priorities set on releasing the PS4 version first then working on the Vita version since Sony has been trying to push the PS4 more than the Vita (of course, due to PS4’s enormous sales). What this means for us in the Vita or PS3 owner category is that we will get a few of the “indie” games that were announced for the Vita after the PS4 version is done (Axiom Verge, Bastion, etc.). The bad news is of course we’ll get them later, but the good news is that the teams might have more time to fix bugs or the reviews for the games will be available for the game on PS4 before we get to buy it. I don’t blame Axiom Verge for this for example, it’s made by one guy. I hope the reviews for it are good and I hope it sells well :)

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    Ryan Clements said:

    March 29th, 9:40 am

    (Axiom Verge is really great, FYI…)

    ;)

GummyCore said:

March 29th, 9:32 am

Still no PRICES PRICES PRICES?

Sony, here’s an idea, why don’t you cancel The Drop completely, like you have canceled the Monday PS Plus update? We will find out what new games/DLCs are dropping on Tuesday itself anyway with the Store Update post. There is nothing we can do knowing the new products a couple of days in advance, just like, by your logic, there is nothing we can do knowing the prices of these new products a couple of days in advance.

So just cancel The Drop posts, so you won’t need a full-time person to reformat the blurbs submitted by other people into a table, push a ‘publish’ button on Sunday, babysit it for 5 minutes (or 10 comments, whichever is earlier) and post some beyond/smiley replies (to show that he indeed meets his quota).

Either do The Drop right and include the prices, or don’t do it at all. Everyone can wait till Tuesday, right?

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    Ryan Clements said:

    March 29th, 9:39 am

    GummyCore,

    As I’ve told you in the past, the choice to keep the Drop just about new games (and give folks something to read on the weekend) was a long-standing team decision. I took your feedback to my colleagues and we decided to keep The Drop as is (for now).

    I appreciate your passion on the topic, but let’s keep the discourse here civil.

DoninYair said:

March 29th, 9:32 am

Where’s my manners? :/

Hope all is good with you and your family…

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    Ryan Clements said:

    March 29th, 9:39 am

    Yes, all is well, thank you sir.

beamstrike said:

March 29th, 9:34 am

Quick question, how much will Toukiden: Kiwami be on the vita/ps4? (i am buying it either way, just trying to make sure i have enough)

MattDanam said:

March 29th, 9:37 am

Any idea when the Spyro the Dragon trilogy and Crash Bandicoot series PS1 classics come to the Vita in North America?

samv33 said:

March 29th, 9:39 am

Big thanks for continuing to release classic games, in particular the titles From Software library. Here’s hoping Kuon is in the lineup.

WrekGar said:

March 29th, 9:53 am

Axiom Verge has been on my radar for the longest thank you PlayStation.

PS MVP: WrekGar

derb said:

March 29th, 10:00 am

Isn’t Toukiden: Kiwami also available Retail?

rudetoy said:

March 29th, 10:01 am

I would be a very happy boy if Kings Field 1 and 2 were released on PSN for the Vita. I know many Souls/Bloodborne fans would love to play them.

Keep the old PS classics coming!

AsahiSeth said:

March 29th, 10:01 am

@22 hoyl crap I forgot about Kuon. Yes we definitely need that.

Istyle318 said:

March 29th, 10:03 am

Any news on online raid dropping Tuesday for resident evil revelations 2?

Ribbercage said:

March 29th, 10:22 am

Axiom Verge!! Remote Play will be like I’m playing the Vita version launch day!! Day one!! Mx vs. ATV Untamed I might have to check out too if the price is right, that’s a classic game!!

Remmy8199 said:

March 29th, 10:38 am

Sure wish I could use that 10% discount for Axiom Verge. Unfortunately that deal ends the day before it comes out >.<

L2K7 said:

March 29th, 10:38 am

Do you know if MLB 15 on Vita will be compatible with the PlayStation TV?

RoII_chan said:

March 29th, 10:49 am

Can we transfer our progress from Toukiden age of demons to Toukiden Kiwami (Ps4)?

DaWolf619 said:

March 29th, 10:54 am

MLB15, Axiom Verge, and Run Sackboy Run. A well rounded week. XD

dodgedoors said:

March 29th, 11:00 am

Damn… Clements just laid the smackdown. BEYOND!

dkarlowicz10 said:

March 29th, 11:08 am

Wow, lots of game for PS4 and Vita. Yayy. Are you guys going to have us wait a whole full week for the April PS Plus games? It seems unfair if the last day of March happens to fall on a tuesday. Can at least announce them on tuesday? I would love to know as to what is coming on April 7th.

USRevenge2 said:

March 29th, 11:12 am

there is a demo for toukiden kiwami and it’s basically a monster hunter clone, if you want monster hunter on vita/ps4 there you go. takes a bit to get used to and get past the boring missions (like 5 missions are stupid kill 10 little monster missions) it’s pretty good. I’ll probably pick it up on ps4.

yowzagabowza said:

March 29th, 11:14 am

Sony: we listen to our valuable customers.
Everyone: please put prices on the drop.
Sony: um sorry, i didnt hear that.

So stupid that you guys “decided” to not add prices. Its just asinine.

Derangeable said:

March 29th, 11:14 am

Finally, this Spring Fever promotion is getting to the good stuff (Axiom Verge, Titan Souls, Shovel Knight).

rudetoy said:

March 29th, 11:15 am

Yeah, that was rare for Clements or any other PSN blogger. Usually it’s just the “glad you’re excited about ‘fill in the blank’ game….so are we!”

Ry-Dog said:

March 29th, 11:28 am

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thoughtseize77 said:

March 29th, 11:39 am

I just wanted to echo the comment, earlier— SHADOW TOWER?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

What a pleasant surprise. I knew I was going to check out Axiom Verge this week, but now I’m more excited for Shadow Tower. I love the Souls series from From Software, so I naturally always wanted to check out Shadow Tower & King’s Field games. Now it’s time for the King’s Field PlayStation games! weeeee

I’m pretty confidant that Shadow Tower is worth the money. Outdated graphics & controls or not, I’m ready to get lost in that darn dungeon… and die over-and-over again.

rafael_martines said:

March 29th, 11:42 am

Toukiden *_*

Ry-Dog said:

March 29th, 11:49 am

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The_NMAC said:

March 29th, 11:49 am

Beyond!

Good update this week. Axiom Verge is awesome!! Everyone should buy and support that title.

Keep up the God’s work Clements!

Ry-Dog said:

March 29th, 11:59 am

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DOOMsDay76696 said:

March 29th, 12:10 pm

Ryan I don’t know why you lied to gamers each week…

When gamers asks questions you say I get back with you never do and used an excuse office is closed now

now ya are saying you took gummycore concerns to the staff . i bet you didn’t take his concerns at all because al you do type stupid pointless crap like beyond and :)

I don’t even care if i get ban because if i do i know the truth hurts same typical lazy sony responses like usual

quicksilver524 said:

March 29th, 12:34 pm

I’m so frustrated with Sony. Seriously. The best they offer us on the vita is ports, indie games and now ports of indie games. They truly deserve to not have sales skyrocket for their lack of supporting systems the way fans want. They produce games in large quantity of crap titles but can’t put anything decent on the vita. Don’t get me wrong the vita has great games that came out a year or more ago. Now I have to look forward to nothing but anime and indie games that are great minus there all there has been coming out for awhile. They could do so great with the system by producing what Americans want and sell systems but they are not focused on what Americans want. They watch the statistics of what sells rather than making what sells. If I was involved with there production I would sell vita’s. Hell make a heavenly sword 2 exclusive to the vita or skyrim down graded and I bet they would sell… Although they prefer loss of sales by not producing anything besides ports and now ios games to the vita. Such an absolute shame and disgrace for an impressive machine gone to waste by ignorance from the top of sony’s lack of consumer recognition.

donnydj76 said:

March 29th, 1:04 pm

Can someone confirm if the add on content to Geometry Wars will be available this Tuesday? Thanks!

rabidninjamonky said:

March 29th, 1:05 pm

Even though it’s cross buy, I’m going to wait until Axiom Verge comes to vita. I’m sure that by the time the vita version comes out (if ever, probably 6 months)it will have been on sale multiple times. Sick of the vita delays(probably forced by SCEA) No Vita No Buy!

Mgalens said:

March 29th, 1:12 pm

definitely getting shadow tower, i love some psone games on the vita and was worried the psone classics line would be replaced with psnow (streaming sounds cool but i would much rather download these old games)

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